Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.